Man arrested after seafront crash

Seafront crash in Hastings on Sat Dec 6 , 2014
Seafront crash in Hastings on Sat Dec 6 , 2014

A man was arrested after a car crashed into three others on the seafront last Saturday morning (December 6) following a request to stop by police officers.

The Ford Puma had allegedly made off from officers around 10.20am along Pelham Place and into East Parade where it was in collision with a Vauxhall Corsa van and a Vauxhall Meriva causing a rear wheel to be torn off the Meriva.

The Puma then crossed the central reservation and collided with a Ford Fiesta which was then pushed into a parked Volkswagen Transporter van.

A 33-year-old man, who was driving the Ford Fiesta, was treated at the scene for a minor shoulder injury.

The collision blocked the road, but the eastbound carriageway was re-opened around 11.10am. The road was completely cleared and open to traffic again soon after 12 noon. Tyo Day, 26, unemployed, of no fixed address, was charged with driving without third party insurance, driving without a licence and using a motor vehicle without a valid MOT test certificate.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (December 8) where he was remanded on unconditional bail to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court for a case management hearing on January 7.

Anyone who witnessed the collision who has not yet spoken to police is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 507 of 06/12 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111